2019 will be our 6th annual Bike Week, an event that got its start from start from Winnipeg’s Bike to Work Day. After 7 successful years the Steering Committee decided to refocus on promoting bike riding for everyone rather than limiting its target audience to commuters. Why? Because we want to change the culture of riding bikes from just a select group of people to everyone that likes riding their bike. Here’s a bit of background:
The idea for Bike to Work Day Winnipeg originated in 2007 when a group of bicycle commuting enthusiasts chose to host an event to raise the profile of cycling in the city of Winnipeg, encourage people to try riding to work and advocate for improved cycling infrastructure. Similar events have been held throughout North America including events like Bike to Work Week or Bike Month. In 2011 the event was reformatted to invite multiple organizations all over Winnipeg to help host the event. By allowing various groups in Winnipeg to host a pit stop, the event’s profile was raised and it became more accessible to commuters in all corners of the city. Registration and participation boomed in both 2011 and 2012. Building on the success of 2011 and 2012, Bike to Work Day expanded programming and event locations again in 2013 by adding more pit stops and introducing countdown events that catered to businesses, families, and students. In 2014 we had our first Bike Week and we have not looked back since.
In 2017 Bike Week Winnipeg was incorporated and we continue to look towards growing and expanding our board, our planning partners and our volunteer base. You can help us by getting involved. For highlights from past years please visit: